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shortbread biscuits

Easy Shortbread Cookies

This easy shortbread recipe is a real family favourite. Light, buttery and crisp they really take some beating.

Course Biscuits
Cuisine English
Keyword easy shortbread cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 13
Calories 280 kcal


  • 250 grams unsalted butter room temperature
  • 150 grams caster sugar I use unrefined
  • 350 grams plain flour


  1. Pre heat your oven to 190 C/375 F/Gas Mark 5. Put 250 grams unsalted butter, 150 grams caster sugar and 350 grams of plain flour into your mixing bowl/food processor bowl. Mix until you get a shaggy dough. 

  2. Either tip onto your work surface or leave in your mixing bowl to use your hands to bring/squeeze together into a smooth dough. Lightly flour your rolling pin and work surface.

  3. Roll out the dough to 1 cm thickness. Cut out the cookies and use a flat spatula to carefully place onto your lined baking tray. Put 6 on each baking tray. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes and golden. Watch carefully as too much colour can spoil the buttery taste.

  5. Leave on the tray for 5 mins to cool before using your flat spatula to transfer to a wire rack to fully cool. Repeat for the rest of the cookies.

  6. Apply To Defeated Face

Recipe Notes

Be sure to chill the cookies for at least 30 mins in the fridge.

I do recommend using an Oven Thermometer. All ovens temps do vary.

Remember to lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin.

Be careful when handling them fresh out of the oven. They are very crumbly for about 5 minutes afterwards.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.